n Farmer’s Weekly - Bonsmara checklist for cattle farmers - promotional supplement

Volume 2018 Number 18026
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



If you are a cattle breeder, it’s crucial to evaluate your animals by using a checklist. This does not refer to the breed’s minimum standard selection process; it’s your first duty, after all, to ensure that your product meets the breed standards. Rather, this is your own checklist. The main challenge facing breed societies and stud breeders is to produce a quality product for commercial farmers. So, the question arises: does the breeding animal you buy meet your own minimum standards for meat production? Ask yourself the following: 

• Why have I chosen to invest in this specific breed or a specific bull of this breed? 

• What can this purchase offer me?

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